Ranch Activities at C Lazy U
Archery is a complimentary activity at the ranch, using compound bows. Try your skills at traditional targets or three-dimensional targets. Archery is offered Monday-Saturday at 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM.
All necessary equipment for this on-ranch activity is provided and there is an extensive safety demonstration performed before all archery sessions begin.
Cattle pushing clinics are offered from mid-May to mid-September and are a great team building activity. This activity is a group event that is perfect for adults, teens, and corporate retreats. The ranch requires that each guest participate in a trail ride prior to joining a cattle clinic. This activity is complimentary and sign up is available in the Outfitter’s Cabin.
C Lazy U Ranch has four miles of groomed cross country ski trails located in the main meadow and on the upper mesa of the ranch. Guests are welcome to go out on their own or schedule a guided tour. All equipment is provided and coordinated through the Outfitter’s Cabin.
During the winter months the ranch offers guests the ability to go out with the wranglers on the morning Feed Wagon. Check out the ranch’s beautiful herd of horses up close in the pasture, and learn how the horses get their morning nourishment. Sign up in the Outfitter’s Cabin is required, departure time is 8:30 am.
Guests have complimentary access to C Lazy U’s Fitness Center. The gym is open 24/7, allowing you to work out whenever you’d like. The updated, modern gym features plenty of equipment:
- Free weights
- Machine weights
- Elliptical machines
Horseback riding and all the other ranch activities offered at C Lazy U Ranch surely gets the blood flowing, but guests who have their own workout routine don’t have to give it up while on a dude ranch vacation. Contact us if you’d like more information about our gym facilities.
Complimentary Orvis-endorsed fly fishing is available from May to October. Basic fly-fishing instruction and lure fishing can be enjoyed by all ages at our pond or on two miles along the Willow Creek. Off-ranch excursions to our private stretch of the Colorado River are available at an additional cost. Guests can sign up in the Outfitter’s Cabin. All equipment is provided.
The Game Room is located in the basement of the Patio House and offers pool, shuffleboard, air hockey, ping pong, and foosball.
Horseshoes and Volleyball – The horseshoe pit and volleyball court are located on the Patio House lawn and are always ready to play.
Basketball – The basketball court is located behind the tennis courts. Balls are located at the court or in the Patio House activity closet.
Outdoor Shuffleboard – The shuffleboard court is located behind the tennis courts.
Card Room – The Card Room is located on the first floor of the Main Lodge. Cards and poker sets, as well as a TV, are available.
C Lazy U Ranch has an extensive trail system perfect for hiking. Guests are encouraged to sign up for a guided hike and a skilled ranch hand will guide you through the property on some of the best trails and scenic overlooks. During your hike you will learn about the Rocky Mountain landscape and wildflowers. The ranch can accommodate all skill levels within the 8,500 acres.
Hatchet throwing a fun activity that is offered at the ranch two times each day and is safe for ages 6 and up. The Director of Activities oversees this activity and ensures it is safe in a controlled environment, so channel your inner lumberjack and throw some hatchets!
Horseback riding at the ranch is fun for all ages and abilities. The ranch has 200 horses and you’ll be matched with the perfect horse for your entire stay, assigned specifically based on your experience and skill.
Beginner, intermediate, and expert rides leave twice daily. Riding education in a private arena, cattle work, and all day rides are available on certain days.
Enjoy our oversized, family-friendly hot tub by the pool and Patio House. You and your kids will love the waterfall feature. The hot tub is open year-round and is perfect to relax those sore muscles and seat bones after a day in the saddle.
Guests can enjoy ice-skating anytime on our Zamboni-groomed pond, or enjoy a spirited pick-up broom ball or daily hockey game in the afternoon. Figure skates, hockey skates, hockey sticks, and broom ball equipment are all provided.
The award-winning Lazy You Spa is located on the banks of Willow Creek in five heated tents, two of which are massage tents with glass floors suspended over the river. Listen to the gentle flow of the river and recuperate with one of our relaxing massages, a copper tub soak, scrub, or a facial. Winter services are in a different location with a cozy sitting room and crackling fire.
Glamping, “glamorous camping” or “luxury camping,” requires an additional charge of $135 for a one-night family experience. Arrive at a scenic remote location to a roaring fire and a canvas tent outfitted with one queen bed and three twin beds. Plush linens, a wood burning stove, electricity, and a s’mores kit make this experience unforgettable. Sign up in the Outfitter’s Cabin.
There are limitless mountain biking trails at C Lazy U. Guided tours take place daily in the early morning and evening May through October. Beginner, intermediate, and expert rides available. The ranch has a full fleet of bikes and provides helmets. Feel free to bring your own riding shoes and pedals.
Note: Mountain Biking is not available when horseback riding is taking place.
From white water rafting on nearby rivers, golf at championship courses, hot air ballooning, local rodeos and exploring Rocky Mountain National Park, we can hook you up with off-ranch excursions like you’ve never done before!
The ranch offers complimentary use of paddle boats on the pond behind the patio house. Life vests are required and there is no lifeguard on duty. We do ask guest to be respectful of any anglers fly fishing on the pond. This activity is a favorite of the kids but is enjoyed by all ages.
The ranch offers Ranger tours around the property to guests who want to see the property in an off-road vehicle. Travel to the highest peaks over the river and through the woods while taking in the breathtaking views. This activity is complimentary to non-horseback riding guests and $20 for other guests.
Morning or afternoon sessions are facilitated daily by our certified instructors. The challenge course consists of a rock wall, vertical play pen, and leap of faith finished off by zipping over the river on our 375 foot zip line. Low ropes team building elements are also available. The full ropes course and zip line is $70.00 per person or $30.00 for zip line only.
C Lazy U’s family-friendly Shodeo takes place every Saturday during the summer season in our outdoor riding ring behind the Patio House. Kids show mom and dad all the skills they’ve learned throughout the week. Adults have a chance to compete in pole bending, barrel racing, key hole trials, or the Texas T. Sign up is during lunch on Saturday.
Luis’ Old Place is the ranch’s general store. This unique store, located in an old donkey barn, houses items you may have forgotten to pack, as well as branded apparel or the perfect unique gift. Get the cowboy boots, hat and belt buckle you have always wanted. Open daily from 8am to 5pm. Additional shopping options in Grand Lake, Granby, or Winter Park.
The Story of Petey & Wolf
Our very own Petey stars in this book by David Craig. Available now at Luis’ Old Place!
Petey & Wolf follows a happy Sicilian donkey named Petey as he goes about his job at the C Lazy U Ranch. There, he gives donkey rides to young children, and pals around with a host of horses, including Buck the Buckskin and Lilly the Palomino.
But one day Petey encounters a little more excitement than usual when a strong current sweeps him downstream! Can he find a way to stop the water from carrying him off?
Guests wanting to ski at a nearby resort can take the ranch’s complimentary daily shuttles to Ski Granby Ranch and Winter Park Resort. Winter Park was just rated the #1 ski resort in North America by USA Today!
The ranch concierge can also help set up transportation, guided skiing, equipment rentals, lift tickets, and lessons.
Available during our winter months, sleigh rides offer a unique opportunity to ride in a sleigh pulled by our team of draft horses. You’ll get the chance to see our herd of 200 horses up close, and you might even spot Petey, our miniature donkey. The sleigh ride is available most days at 10:15 a.m. as a group activity for up to 12 people.
The ranch has its own private tubing hill on property where you can enjoy a thrilling ride on a one or two person tube. Snowmobiles provide access to the top of the hill. This adventure takes place every afternoon at 2:00 pm during the winter months. Helmets are required and provided and this activity is included at no additional cost.
The ranch has four Grand Touring Ski-Doo 600 snowmobiles and a selection of other machines. Tours of up to eight people last two hours and explore a wide variety of ranch terrain. Tours are $150 for one person and $45 per additional rider. Sign up at the Outfitter’s Cabin. Helmets are required and provided. Must be 16 with a valid driver’s license to drive.
C Lazy U Ranch was voted the 2nd best snowshoe destination in the world by Snowshoe Magazine because of the remarkable trail system and beauty of the ranch. Guests are welcome to explore the ranch’s 8,500 acres on their own or schedule a guided tour. All equipment is provided and coordinated through the Outfitter’s Cabin.
Enjoy a refreshing swim in the spring-fed, heated pool which is open mid-May to mid-September. Great for both kids and adults for sunbathing, swimming laps, and playing around. There is no life guard on duty but there is an attendant on site. ADA lift available on-site.
The ranch has two Laykold tennis courts behind the Patio House along the river. During our summer season, the ranch provides a complimentary hitting partner. All equipment is provided and the court can be reserved in the Outfitter’s Cabin.
Trap shooting is available twice daily, guests can sign-up in the Outfitter’s Cabin. This activity requires an additional charge of $40.00 per person. A wide range of age appropriate firearms are available, including a .22, .410, and 12 gauge shot gun. Ranch personnel is extensively trained in gun safety and each guest is required to attend a safety briefing before shooting.
The ranch offers two yoga experiences:
Yoga Hike, Tuesday & Thursday from 2 – 3:30pm
A 90 minute journey that begins with a brief “hike” to our viewpoint where we will do an hour hatha/vinyasa yoga class that is suitable for all levels. Rides can also be arranged up and back. $35/person.
Lazy You Yoga, Wednesday 2:30 – 3:30pm
An hour beginner’s level seated yoga class that mainly consists of basic stretching, breathing exercises, and meditation to reduce back pain and stress. The class is held on Latigo Room deck or in the wine cellar when it rains. $25/person.Download Yoga Flyer